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Friday, February 22, 2013

Cloudy Day Notebook -TOW

Pinterest Inspired Notebooks with Therm O Web

We've been projects this week that are inspired from pinned images and such found on a favorite website...Pinterest! If you're not already following us on Pinterest...stop by and do so!
Today Designer Jenifer Cowles finds sunshine on a cloudy day with her Pinterest inspired notebook!
Here is my inspiration I loved this little cloud mural with the colored rain drops.
Therm O Web Heat N Bond Lite
Therm O Web Fusible fleece
scrap of Canvas and small scraps for the drops
Twine from May Arts
Step 1:  Cut out you cloud and Fusible Fleece.  Sandwich you twine between the fleece and the canvas, Iron down your cloud.
Step 2: Sew the cloud on your canvas.
Step 3: Cut out your raindrops and adhere them to the bottom of the twine, Sew.
Step 4: Cut out a piece of the HeatnBond Lite the size of your canvas and adhere it to the back, then adhere your canvas to the Notebook cover and you are done.
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Plain boring notebook into a fancy cute notebook to jot down all your ideas for a rainy day.
Thanks so much for taking a look at my project today,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Burlap Valentines Bag-Curtsey

Burlap Valentine's Treat Bag
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jennifer Cowles

Jenifer is with us today sharing a treat bag, perfect for the Valentine in your life.

Here is a fun and easy bag for party favors or even for a special Valentine.  I used the red and white bakers twine and stitched a heart in the burlap, I went around a few times and then sewed a felt flower down.  Swap out the burlap string for a nice velvet ribbon and you are done.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Altered book-MLS

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my last post on the My Little Shoebox blog.  I have been so honored to work with this wonderful Company and to work with these very talented designers has been a pleasure.
I have saved the best for last.  I absolutely love my last project.  I took an old torn up book and taken apart.  Using foam core boards I have created layers of hills and clouds and a cute little scene for the unsuspecting reader.
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I used every single flower that was on the punch out sheet to really give my cover depth.
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Here is the inside.  I wrapped all the edges in ribbon to give it a nice clean look.
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I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  I want to wish Helen and all the team all the best it has been fun.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines Card- WOW

Hi Jenifer here with you today to share this quick and easy Valentines card.  I used the Call me and the Gratitude Stamp sets.  I embossed the large postage stamp in the Metallic Silver and the heart from Cable Car red.  I cut the hearts apart and popped them up with a Foam Square from Therm O Web.  I wrote Love with the Wow embossing pen and used Cable Car red to make it stand out. I wrapped the card a few times with some bakers twine from May Arts and I have a quick but beautiful card for my honey for Valentines Day.  You still have time now go make one.
Check back regularly for more inspiration from the Design Team.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Heart Pillow-Therm O Web

Have you seen my sweet Valentines Heart Pillow Tutorial over on the Therm O Web blog this week?  Go check it out.
After can profess your love to your sweetheart on February 14th and the rest of the everyone! We have the perfect way you can show your love from Designer Jenifer Cowles and her quilted heart pillow!
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Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share a quick and easy quilted heart pillow.
Therm O Web Supplies:
HeatNBond Feather Lite

Other Supplies:
Fabric Scraps
Embroidery Floss
Ric Rac 1/2" from May Arts
14" Pillow Form
Step 1:  *Note these measurements are for a 14" pillow form.  Make a grid of 1 1/2" squares on the Feather Lite HeatNBond.
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Step 2:  Cut out a 90 red and pink 1 1/2" squares this will make up your heart, 65 white 1 1/2" squares and 20 half square triangles.  Lay everything out as desired and press it all in place.
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Step 3:  Using 1/4" seam allowance sew all of your seams vertically.  Press.  Using a 1/4" seam allowance sew all of your seams horizontally.  Press.  Nice and easy
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Step 4:  Optional Embroidery around the heart.  Sew the front to the back with the Ric-Rac sandwiched in between leaving a 4" opening.  Insert your pillow form and stitch opening closed.
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Now you have a quick cute pillow for Valentines day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ribbon Lovebirds Wreath-May Arts

How cute are these?  I love these little "love" birds.
These were actually quite easy to make.  I starched the grosgrain ribbon and then pinned around some toilet paper rolls for them to keep their shape as they dried.

This is what you end up with when you take them off the toilet paper roll.  I added a small beak with a zot but you could also sew it down if you wanted.  I made mine into a small little wreath using a coat hanger and some silk ribbons but how cute would they be hung as a mobile?

Thank you so much for stopping by today make sure you continue with the hop and continue for the rest of the week.
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Favor Bag at Curtsey Boutique

Wedding Favor Bag with Jennifer Cowles

Polka Dot Embossed Wedding Favor Bag
Curtsey Boutique Designer
Jennifer Cowles

How Cute is this little Bag get everything you need and other ideas here.